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Lead Joiner

Requisition ID: 52330

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/Joinery

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Lead Joiner to join our team in Blackburn on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week for our Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital contract. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview
This role is a single-site role offering building fabric maintenance services across a range of disciplines aimed at keeping services and costs in-house. Their work includes a mixture of PPM and reactive building fabric works internally and externally to include:
• Roof – repair roof leaks and quarterly gutter and gully clearance
• Brickwork – repairs to walls
• Floor – repair vinyl and ceramic tiles
• Fabric – doors, protection works, signage, carpentry, plastering and general fire door maintenance.
• PPM and reactive repairs.
Painting and decorating
• Carry out minor painting repairs

• Wall, floor, roofs, and associated fittings repairs.
• Ironmongery and hardware repairs and replacement.

Key Accountabilities:
• Compliance and Statutory Inspections
• Fabric Maintenance
• Pre-planned Maintenance
• Reactive repairs and maintenance

Main Responsibilities:
To maintain and repair the general building fabric as defined in an efficient and cost-effective manner, whilst complying with the Health and Safety policies.
• Ability to maintain / repair a range of building fabrics and ground works, to recognised standards whilst working with minimum supervision.
• To carry out minor alterations and installations within the individual’s technical competence in accordance with current specifications agreed with the Trust/project-Co
• Carry out a PPM service on all fabric elements throughout the site.
• To identify non-repairable issues and promptly advise the supervisor of findings, with recommendations regarding suitable alternatives.
• Support the wider technical team as and when required.
• Stocktake and ordering of materials.
• Support the supervisor with job plans and PPM distribution.
• Be a part of the on-call rota.
• Have an up-to-date knowledge of Fire Doors.
• Have a good understanding of woodworking machinery.

The Building Fabric lead Joiner will complete engineering and maintenance activities and undertake duties for which they are trained and competent to do. There is an Estates management team based on site that can offer specialised technical advice and who can liaise with the appropriate levels of management to facilitate specialist isolations necessary to undertake certain engineering works.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
• Previously worked within a general maintenance environment.
• Previously worked within a customer facing role
• Previously worked within a healthcare environment (desirable)
• Have experience of computer-based task monitoring systems (CAFM) (desirable)
• Time Served in a joinery / Maintenance discipline.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.


As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals. 

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.